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Ann Hansen fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1970 - 2012

The archival fonds consists of the following series: Direct Action-related clippings, correspondence, ephemera and notes; legal correspondence; pre- and post-parole correspondence, ephemera, notes and writings by others; correspondence received during incarceration; prison records (supplied to Hansen under an Access to Information request); Direct Action chapter drafts and related materials; and RCMP surveillance transcripts (closed until 2072).

Subject matter of the mixed clippings and correspondence series includes: anti-nuclear/anti-cruise missile activism, court proceedings, Elizabeth Fry Society, environmental issues, indigenous peoples issues, international activism, pornography, anti-pornography/anti-snuff films, prison-industrial complex, sexual assault, Red Hot Video, the Vancouver Five trial matters and sentencing, women’s rights.

Correspondence received during incarceration series includes: correspondence from Brent Taylor, Janice Bear Neudorf, and various supporters and publishers; series also includes 1 box of previous sealed letters from other members of the Vancouver Five, primarily Brent Taylor.

Hansen, Ann

Ian Baird fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1957-1987

The fonds consists of correspondence relating to political and personal matters from John G. Diefenbaker to Alex MacLeod Baird, 1966, and to Ian Baird, 1966-1977, with some letters signed by Diefenbaker's secretary on his behalf; clippings regarding Diefenbaker and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, 1959-1972; correspondence to Ian Baird from Lyle Kahl, MLA for Esquimalt (1978) regarding the Save the E and N Railway Committee; Victor A. Stephens, leader of the B.C. Progressive Conservative Party regarding the provincial election campaign (1978-1979), and from other Progressive Conservative politicians.

Baird, Ian, 1947-

John Climenhaga fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1950-1983

The fonds consists of records pertaining to the University of Victoria's Faculty of Arts and Science, Joint Faculties, Faculty Association, Faculty of Graduate Studies, and various university committees and department head meetings. Records include minutes, notes, reports, student lists, committee recommendations, curriculum evaluation forms, and student registration statistics. Fonds includes copies of Climenhaga's curriculum vitae and some published articles. Fonds also includes records relating to the Vancouver Island Hockey League and its predecessor, the Esquimalt and District Amateur Hockey League, including correspondence, minutes, financial statements and rule books.

Climenhaga, John, 1916-

Margaret Peterson fonds

  • Fonds
  • ? - 1997

The fonds reflects Margaret Peterson’s artistic processes and practices, research interests, pedagogy, her relationship with Howard O’Hagan, and her relationships with friends, patrons, fellow artists, galleries and various institutions.
The fonds consists of correspondence, photographs, biographical documents, diaries and notebooks, financial and business-related documents, grant applications, teaching materials, unpublished poetry and manuscripts, exhibition catalogues, clippings and publications, drawings and small artworks, painting materials, objects collected by Peterson, and various ephemera.
Correspondents include Howard O’Hagan, Elza Mayhew, Glenn Wessels, J. Russell Harper, Jean Varda, Dorothy and John B. Grover, Joy Ling, Walter Askin, Robert and Sarah Amos, Helen Anderson, R.W. Peterson, Ellen Charlotte Peterson, and Jane Hanks.
The fonds has been arranged into five series: Biographical, Art Practice, Publications, clippings and collected ephemera, Teaching, and Howard O’Hagan Materials.

Peterson, Margaret

Art Works

Series consists of materials references and original art works by Ted Harrison. Series consists of the following files: Materials; Sketches and References; Items in Print; and Cartoons.

Miscellaneous Objects

Series consists of the following miscellaneous materials grouped into the following files: Framed Prints; Unframed Prints; miscellany; books; and various media.


Series documents Harrison's travels and paintings. Series consists of the following files: Colour transparencies (commercial); Colour transparencies (slides); and Colour transparencies


Series consists of correspondence, sales records, and contracts between Harrison and a number of galleries.


Series consists of material related to ideas which might be undertaken by the artist: paintings, permissions for reproduction, donations.

Series consists of the following files: Proposals; Commissions; Permissions; Letters of thanks; Donations; Ducks Unlimted; Endeavour; Glenbow Museum; BeauDril; and Cyprus Anvil.

Harrison Appearances

Series consists of correspondence regarding events which TH participated in, and consists of the following files: Biennale of Illustrations Bratislava, 1985; various locations in Japan; Arts Umbrella in Vancouver and a cruise to Alaska; International Board of Books for Young People in Nicosia, Cyprus (1984), Williamsburg, West Virginia USA, and elsewhere; National Parks Centennial Citizens’ Committee of Toronto and elsewhere; Newfoundland Historic Parks Association, St. John’s, Newfoundland; International Reading Association 37th Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida in May 1992; Saskatchewan Reading Council Conference in Regina, 2002; International Children’s Project, Inc.; Painters at Painter’s Lodge, Campbell River; and a reading tour with West Vancouver Memorial Library.


Series consists of material regarding the publication and distribution of Harrison’s numerous books. Series consists of the following files: Publishing (general); Northland Alphabet; Jamestown Press; MacMillan; Kids Can Press; Pierre Burton; Merritt Publishing; and Tundra Press.


Series consist of documents and materials relating to the creation of artworks by Harrison and those contracted by him, and is arranged in the following files: Cards (miscellany); Cards (Calligraphy Presentations/Caravan/Linda Jade Stearns); Cards (Save the Children Fund); Film; Sydney Banks; Posters (lithographs); Prints (serigraphs); Prints (Newfoundland Parks Centennial); Certificates of Authenticity; Postage stamps; Free Spirit (distribution); Designers North (ceramics); and Raven Images (ceramics and distribution)


Series consists of the file Plan Books: four Daily Plan and record books for Harrison during his time teaching at a British elementary school, an elementary school in Carcross and a high school in Whitehorse


Series consists of material related to accounting matters and consists of the following files: Accounting; and Ledgers.
This series is not to be considered a complete representation of Harrison’s accounts. Documents relating to accounts (excluding galleries and publishing) are found within their own files.

Ted Harrison fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1947 - 2008

The fonds reflects the development of Harrison's career as a painter following 28 years as a teacher, and consists of the following series: Harrison Family and Personal; Accounting; Teaching; Art Works; Production; Harrison Appearances; Publishing; Projects; Galleries; Photography; and Miscellaneous Objects.

Harrison, Ted

Harrison Family and Personal

Series consists of correspondence and documents outside the realm of Harrison's art business. There series consists of the following files: Personal correspondence; Letters from old friends; Other artists; Ted's writing; Biographical; Cards to Ted; Order of Canada; Athabaska University PhD; Quotes and jokes; Art Collection; "Nicky" Robina McNichol Harrison; Charles Harrison; Sigrid Reisch; Gloria Saarinen; Investments; Real Estate and other purchases; Barry Bergh, Wingate Arts Ltd.; Parlee Irving et al Legal.


Consists of personal, family items, including expired passports, Margarete Siebner’s death certificate, wills.

Works on paper

Series consists of 40 works on paper. The bulk of these are hand coloured prints (some signed and numbered) but rarely include dates. Series includes pen and ink drawings, paintings and notably, a pencil portrait of a soldier created by the artist when he was a prisoner of war in 1945.


Photographs series consists of predominantly colour slides as well as a few negatives and prints. Subjects include works of art, family, friends, and travel. Many slides include artist's original labels and dates and are organized variously by subject, date, geographical area or physical format.

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